Christian Rosary, New Zealand Made
This set of Christian prayers beads is made with intense sapphire blue Czech glass beads teamed with antiqued brass - a gorgeous combination that makes this rosary as lovely to look at as it is to use. This layout of beads for a rosary is used by many Christian churches, so it is also known as an Anglican rosary, a Protestant rosary or an Episcopalian rosary.
The Anglican Rosary is more than a simple recitation of prayers. The beads offer a focal point to help keep the mind still while praying, so both the body and mind are engaged in prayer.
I've used 8mm round translucent sapphire blue beads for the 4 groups of prayer beads, which is a nice size for regular use. The larger beads separating the groups are 10mm round faceted crystal beads which are wire-wrapped to give extra strength where needed.
A beautifully ornate solid brass cross completes the set. The cross has been cast from a vintage mold, then lightly oxidized to show up the detail. The back is smooth, and the cross is sealed to inhibit tarnishing.
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 3cm / 13 inches
Cross: 5cm tall / 2 inches tall
Note: unlike the Catholic rosary, this Christian rosary is not long enough to be slipped over the head and worn as a necklace. If you would like to wear the rosary please contact me before purchasing so we can discuss the options for lengthening the loop.
A lovely rosary for personal use which would make a thoughtful gift. It comes with a pamphlet about the Christian / Anglican rosary that has some suggested ways to start using it, and will be attractively wrapped.